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, there are over 400 specific disabilityish -- disability issues in the database. and lastly, the u.s. census will be releasing later in the year data on how many people with disabilities actually voted. it'll be broken down by category and by types of disabilities. and in the cases of the larger jurisdictions, um, there'll even be data. um, there were 14,700,000 people with disabilities who voted in 2008. that's still a 7% gap with between the disabled and able-bodied in terms of voter participation. poll worker training is, um, is extremely important. some of the problems that we saw not only in the election, but in previous election that link back to poll worker training are the machines aren't turned on. the poll workers don't know how to turn on the accessible machine. the poll workers pressure people not to use the accessible machine. poll workers quite inappropriately looking at a person with a disability and saying you're not competent to vote. this happens over and over again. that is illegal, it is morally offensive, and it happens lots of times in every election if lots of places -
. >> and lastly, will the federal establishment be as sensitive to the economic issues? >> that's an important set of questions. i don't talk about the federal system as much because they're on the opposite trajectory. so the federal system, as was just mentioned, is actually expanding. the bureau of prisons budget actually expanded this past year. it is going kind of counter to the direction that states are going in, and the aclu sponsored a couple of hearings in congress where states leaders, from states that i do have enacted significant reform, presented the story of what had happened in their state and trying to kind of motivate reform in the federal system. the reality is that the economic pressures facing the states instead of governments don't exist in the same way as they do with the federal government. so the federal government isn't feeling that same bench. state governments have to balance their budgets. the federal government doesn't, and so there are few pressures on the federal government to actually have to deal with this as a cost-saving measure. the reality is as i think the stat
. lastly i want to remind everyone that there is an opportunity to submit comments for the record. you can submit materials or public comments to us in one of two ways, either by mail at the u.s. commission on civil rights, office of the general counsel here at 1331 and sylvania avenue northwest, suite 1150, washington, d.c. 204 to five. or you can send it via e-mail to public comments at usc c.r..gov. we look forward to preparing the report and -- that's right. u-lite emotion you wanted to make. >> [inaudible] >> we keep the record open for an additional 15 days, given the level of public interest in the topic spend rather than 30 days we would have 45? >> forty-five. >> we have unanimous consent? so you actually have members of the public 45 days from today to submit your public comments, and we do look forward to preparing and sending our report for finance recommendations from what we've learned here today to the president and congress. thank you, and we adjourned this hearing. [inaudible conversations] >> coming up in a few minutes we will take you to the brookings institution here in
, came to are a bit edgy not done so, and her husband as well, others i think would have died. lastly, the woman who i believe stop the initial wounds and injuries and murdered, and that's -- i call her a hero. she said so-called hero. she's a woman of action because she grabbed that extended magazine and prevented the shooter from reloading. otherwise many more people would have died that day. i was a strong supporter of the second amendment. i believe as the chairman said we should not be about trying to take away guns at all from responsible gun owners, but we have to do something after what happened in tucson and all the other mass tragedies including of course the terrible tragedy in newtown. we have to do something. we have no right to be here unless we do something. i'm confident, try to undo your leadership we have not only seen but will continue to hear from so many diverse voices that inform the work we have to do here. we have heard from people who are in favor of change and people who are opposed to change, and all in between. so i appreciate the opportunity to hear from o
in somalia. somalia has a long way to go but the fact that president is on was hit lastly, that our secretary of state formally announced the recognition of that government, this is inconceivable just a few years ago. i think again that's where we are at our best. not necessarily leading, supporting, training, equipping, helping in ways that the africans ask us to help. that's what we do best. >> good afternoon. i am with the institute for policy studies, and just really want to applaud the center for hosting this event, bring us together the week of an incredible inauguration and celebration of martin luther king day, to be able to talk about foreign policy. so i thank you for your vision. commander hamm, there's so many areas as she spoke that i thought i want to quibble on and question. i guess at the core of it when you talk about the state department giving at the 9 billion the department of defense giving 500 million to africa, it seems a bit disingenuous. primarily because the state department covers funds for private military contractors, that many would think are covered by the depar
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